I don’t know about you but I love travelling. Many people are unaware that travelling can actually be good for your health, both physical and mental. Here are some of the main reasons that travelling is good for your health.
Travelling can require a lot more moving than being at home. Most people when travelling will be active quite a lot of the time, whether this be through exploring new places, taking a day trip or even swimming in the pool.
It’s no secret that the move active you are the healthier you can be, studies have even shown that people who travel more than once a year are at lower risk of certain health issues, such as;
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
Challenge Your Brain
People often forget that the brain is a muscle that also needs to be kept active. When abroad, there are many different challenges that the brain may need to face. Travelling allows you to learn and retain information, such as some words or phrases in a new language, history about the place you are travelling to, or simply remembering how to get from one place to another in a new country. This can reduce the risk of neurological conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life.
Get Away from the Stress of Everyday Life
Stress can be a huge issue when it comes to people’s health. Travelling allows you to remove yourself from your regular life and the stressors in it for a period of time. This is of course, if you have enough money to go away, otherwise when you go away you may find yourself stressing about that. Stress can cause a raise in blood pressure, as well as a whole host of other mental health issues.
Learn How to Cope with Stress Easier
Travelling can help ground you and actually make it easier to deal with stress in your day to day life. Travelling can be stressful but it can also be beneficial as you may be put in situations you have never even thought about. Not only can it help you clear your head of the stresses you are feeling at home, it can also allow you to cope with stress better. You may even find that when you get back, the problems you left are no longer problems and you have managed to deal and cope with them.
Travelling allows people to be more creative and in a lot of cases, being more creative makes you healthier. Many authors and painters take inspiration from all over the world and what better way to do that than to immerse yourself in a different culture. New experiences help broaden your mind and let your creativity flow.